Norwegian Jade Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

Contributor Level: Third Mate

7+ cruises


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4 out of 5

Wonderful and varied Itinerary

Sail Date: November 12, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Suite

Love the varied Itinerary.  This was our first trip to Greece and Turkey.  My husband was skeptical of Turkey but ended up loving it.  We loved, loved Ephesus and were so impressed with Kusadashi as a port.  The overnight in Istanbul allows for a more relaxed experience.  Previously we took a Mediterranean cruise that visited 5 ports in 7 days.  Very exhausting and up early everyday for the excursions as most of the ports were an hour from the places you wanted to be.  This was much more relaxing as the ports were convenient to shopping and the sights.  Entertainment on NCL ships have proven to be very good and the food is also noteworthy.  We dine in the regular dining rooms, not the upcharge dining.  All the staff were extremely friendly and accommodating.     Truly a wonderful vacation.


Ship Quality
Starting to show it's age but very clean. Size makes disembarkation much easier than the bigger ships.
Food and Dining
Used the main dining rooms only. No upcharge dining.
Service and Staff
Very friendly and fun
Varied and high quality.
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
Loved the itinerary
Cabin / Stateroom
Still tight but love the balcony.
Katakolon (Olympia), Greece
Ship excursion to Olympia and Magna Grecia. Lunch was wonderful at Magna Grecia.
Piraeus (Athens), Greece
We booked our own private excursion and even got to see the changing of the guard. Interesting uniforms and steps.
Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey
Don't miss Ephesus!!!


Always sign up for the officer dinner!!!

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